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July 19, 2014 (Saturday)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hello, it's ME! emoticon

Normally, I would not be here at this time of day on a Saturday, BUT again the races were rained out, so here I am! Actually, this is the THIRD time this particular race event has been rained out. I mentioned it several weeks ago, 'The Hooker Hood Classic" which is in memory of Hooker Hood who raced at the track for years. It is rescheduled for next Saturday night. Hopefully, it will not get rained out again.

More vehicle 'woes and worries.' Yesterday, my truck broke down while I was in a drive thru line to pay the telephone bill. I just got it out of the shop for something else (oil pan) on Wednesday. My brother in law swears that particular Tire and Brake business does something to mess up vehicles so they will have to come back in for a return visit (and more $$$$$$ for the business). Something similar happened to him a year or so ago. I did not take it back to that same business for the repairs (steering column) this time. I have my sister's spare vehicle, which is a blessing, and I am considering getting another vehicle once the truck is repaired. It has already cost me about $3,000 in repairs just this year. I can't afford to keep getting it fixed on a part-time fitness instructor's income.

So that is what's going on around here tonight. I hope things haven't been quite so 'out of the ordinary' for any of you. Take care, and have a wonderful SUNDAY!

HUGS
Pam

  
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MRS_TOAD 7/20/2014 9:40AM

    Sorry to hear about both the races being rained out and the continuing saga with your truck! I certainly hope your weekend improves!
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LESLIEJEAN43 7/20/2014 6:35AM

    I'm sorry the races were rained out again!
Older vehicles do seem to start having one problem after another. Getting something newer sounds like a good idea.
I hope you have a good Sunday!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 7/19/2014 11:15PM

  I know what you mean about the car repairs! I lived for years with not one, but two cars, both of which were constantly breaking down. I don't even like to think of the amount of money I spent on repairs, not to mention towing. I hope you can find a good, reliable, fair mechanic. Best wishes!

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WILLOW49 7/19/2014 11:04PM

    So sorry the races had to be cancelled once again :( Unfortunately that's what happens to older vehicles, get one thing fixed and the next thing you know it's something else. It's good that you can borrow your sister's car, but perhaps it's time to start looking for a different, more reliable vehicle? Sure hope tomorrow is a better day for you!
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SHERYLP461 7/19/2014 10:43PM

    Pam, I think when a car gets older, you fix one thing the second breaks down because the first thing is working so well it screws it up. I hope that made more sense to you than it did to me, lol

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LUCYCAN7 7/19/2014 10:22PM

  Hate to hear Pam what is going on with your truck.Hope your
days will start getting better for you. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/19/2014 9:24PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your truck! It does sounds like it is getting fairly expensive and undependable. I hope you can find something else good.

No rain here today. Not real hot either.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 8:55PM

    Well, sorry that the truck is kaput again! Glad you have your sister's vehicle to borrow, but sounds like you need something more reliable to drive for sure.

HUGS and wise choice NOT to take it back to the same shop!

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DEW1960 7/19/2014 8:45PM

    Some days are better than others. I hope your tomorrow is awesome!

Praying that God will help you with some funds to cover your vehicle repairs.

God bless you!

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July 17, 2014 (Thursday)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Not much going on around here today or tonight. It started to rain earlier, but it didn't last very long. There is a 70% chance of rain for tomorrow. That will probably rain out the races for Saturday IF it actually happens. I will have to wait and see. I have a ton of things to keep me busy if the races are canceled, so I won't be bored. Actually, I am never bored because I ALWAYS have a gazillion things that need to be done around the house. I just don't want to do them. Ever feel like that? emoticon

Anyway, I hope everyone has a nice Friday and a GREAT WEEKEND.

Take care and HUGS
Pam

  
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1CRAZYDOG 7/18/2014 10:19PM

    Well, hope it's a good weekend!

HUGS

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WILLOW49 7/18/2014 11:47AM

    Hope the races don't get rained out! I'm sure most of us have things that we could be doing, but don't.

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LUCYCAN7 7/18/2014 11:25AM

  Yes Pam I think we all feel that way from time to time,it is
normal.Hope you will enjoy your Friday.You will get the
things done.Don't let it get you down.Hope you have a
great weekend!!! emoticon

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LESLIEJEAN43 7/18/2014 9:21AM

    I hope the races won't be rained out for Saturday, but I know what you mean about having lots you could be doing! I always have a lot I could be doing too, but most of it keeps getting put off...

Have a wonderful Friday!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 7/18/2014 9:04AM

    emoticon It's good to know that the Queen of Procrastination is alive and well!

Seriously, I hope you have a GREAT day whether it rains or not.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/18/2014 8:11AM

    For a change the rain is supposed to go south of us here but it will get hotter.

I hate house work and always have. LOL.

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MARYJEANSL 7/18/2014 12:25AM

  I'm with you for sure. I never want to do stuff around the house, either. :-(

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July 16, 2014 (Wednesday)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank you all for you comments. I got the truck back today, and it did not cost an 'arm AND a leg,' just an 'arm OR a leg,' but not BOTH. emoticon

Other than that, today was an uneventful day other than dealing with all of the normal events that I deal with every day.

Tomorrow is Thursday, my favorite day, and fortunately, it is not filled to the rim with miscellaneous running around and things that I have let pile up on me. Of course it is still a full day, but not an overfilled day.

I hope you ALL have a WONDERFUL THURSDAY!

HUGS
Pam



  
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WILLOW49 7/17/2014 6:09PM

    So glad you have your truck back, and it didn't cost an arm & leg! Hope you had a great day today!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/17/2014 5:36PM

    Enjoy your Thursday! Glad it's not over-filled. WAhoo!

HUGS

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LUCYCAN7 7/17/2014 1:33PM

  Pam glad to hear you got your transportation back and it did not cost
you a arm or leg.Hope you will enjoy your day. emoticon

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SCHECK5 7/17/2014 10:29AM

    Have a great day

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/17/2014 9:00AM

    I'm glad you got your transportation back. Enjoy your special day!

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MRS_TOAD 7/17/2014 8:24AM

    Sorry to hear about the financial cost of your truck.
A wonderful Thursday to you!

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LESLIEJEAN43 7/17/2014 8:04AM

    I'm glad your truck repair cost was not outrageous!

Enjoy your day!

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July 15, 2014 (Tuesday)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I took my truck to the shop today for them to fix whatever it takes to stop it from leaking oil. Long story short...They are keeping it overnight. Fortunately, my sister, Kay, has an old Saturn that I borrowed because I have work tonight and tomorrow.

Oh, I am 'ON' to this business which is a national chain. But what do ya do, other than use another company. Well, this place is positioned right next door to the gym where I work on Tues and Thurs mornings, so I can leave it there and walk next door to work. Then if it takes longer than the time I am at the gym, they will take me home and come back and get me when the truck is ready. Since it was getting close to their closing time, I called, and they said they weren't through working on it because they found 'this' and 'that' that needed replaced. HMMMMMM!

Again, what do ya do? Learn more about fixing vehicles I guess. emoticon

Out of here to go teach a class. Have a GREAT evening!

HUGS
Pam

  
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LESLIEJEAN43 7/16/2014 6:58PM

    I have been having a lot of trouble with Spark today - I keep writing replies, but they won't post; it's very frustrating!

I hope your truck repairs are going more smoothly, and that they won't cost an arm and a leg!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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LESLIEJEAN43 7/16/2014 9:53AM

    I'm sorry that getting your truck fixed is so complicated, but it's great that you can borrow a car. I hope the repairs won't cost an arm and a leg!

Have a good day!

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MRS_TOAD 7/16/2014 9:09AM

    Fingers crossed that the bill isn't too outrageous!

Hope the new company works out!

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SCHECK5 7/16/2014 4:52AM

    Hope it goes well for you... so glad my hubby is a machanic

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WILLOW49 7/15/2014 10:06PM

    After moving here it took some trial and error to find a good, honest shop to work with. We're lucky that there is one just 5 miles from us, and if they need to keep the car overnight, they will give us a ride home. Sure hope they don't pad their bill with unnecessary repairs.

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LUCYCAN7 7/15/2014 9:16PM

  I certainly wish you the best Pam,it is hard to find trustworthy
mechanics!National chain is the worst place to take a vehicle to
Hubby said. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/15/2014 8:55PM

    I certainly hope they are honest and that they don't charge you a fortune. I'm glad your sister has a car you can use.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/15/2014 8:54PM

    Tough to find a good mechanic!

Good luck. HUGS

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MARYJEANSL 7/15/2014 7:45PM

  It is *hard* to find a trustworthy mechanic! I am fortunate that I have a friend whose husband is a mechanic. If the mechanic I go to gives me a price estimate, I ask my friend to ask her husband if the quoted price is in the right ballpark. If he says it is, I go ahead and get the work done.

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July 14, 2014 (Sunday)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Last night was a LOOOOOONG night. It was a BIG race, so there were a LOT of people there, and I was busy, busy, busy. That's OK though because during the times when I am NOT so busy, since I can't see anything from my location, it can get boring.

It was very HOT there, too. I did have a fan in there with me, so it wasn't so bad, but it was really hot on the spectators and drivers. They love it though, so I don't guess the heat bothers them too much. They keep coming back for more.

My normal day today with two classes at the YMCA. No substitute positions this week, but two during the following week.

All of those who went to the Elvis Impersonator's show last night had a GREAT time. I talked to my sister, Shelby, today, and she said it was fun. The same guy who does Elvis, does a gazillion other people. Last night he did Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Elvis. He had a new white suit like the one Elvis wore in his last performances. This guy LOOKS like Elvis and sings like Elvis. He is great! I would have loved to have seen him impersonate the others, too. He will be back there in a few weeks, but again it is on a Saturday night, and I can only go if it rains.

I hope everyone has a GREAT week. I really need to get my truck into the shop for some major work to be done. It is so inconvenient to do that when I can't part with it if I am going to get to and from work. However, I can't get either to or from work if the truck totally breaks down on me, so I have some thinking to do in order to figure out a way to do BOTH. I will, I just haven't got it figured out yet.

HUGS and BLESSINGS to ALL!
Pam

  
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MARYJEANSL 7/15/2014 12:11AM

  It sounds like a busy, fun weekend - I hope your week is peaceful.

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LESLIEJEAN43 7/14/2014 2:52PM

    I'm glad you were able to be there for the races, and I'm sure it was better to be busy than bored!

It's great that Shelby and the others had a good time at the show Saturday night.

I hope you'll find a way to get your truck in for repairs before it completely lets you down! emoticon

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 7/14/2014 9:25AM

    I had car repairs. Not only is it expensive, but terribly inconvenient. Hope you find a workable solution and it doesn't take long to fix.

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ALICE_TENNIS 7/13/2014 9:06PM

    Sounds like you need to go back to work to get some rest for your weekends! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/13/2014 9:06PM

    I used to love the races too and the heat didn't seem to bother me.

I had a friend who could sing like Elvis. He was really good.

I hope you get your truck fixed soon.

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HMBROWN1 7/13/2014 8:57PM

    Sounds like you had a great day!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2014 8:42PM

    Glad you made it through yesterday!

Sounds like your sis had a wonderful time. This fellow must be really talented to do Roy Orbison. That man had a vocal range!!!!!!

HUGS and here's to a sparkly week.

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WILLOW49 7/13/2014 8:37PM

    Glad you had a fan last night; I'm sure it helped! Great that your sister had a good time watching the impersonator again :) Put on you're thinking cap, I'm sure you'll find a way to get your truck in for repairs!

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